Nelmar Terrace Unveils Historic Marker
There was a lot of pride exhibited by members of the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood who gathered for the unveiling of a new historical marker in their neighborhood on December 15. Joined by city officials, staff members and board members, the large group of residents cheered when the covering was removed and the marker became a new identifying mark for the neighborhood.
Paid for with a Neighborhood Grant from the city, the marker details the history of the neighborhood which is bounded by May St., San Marco Avenue, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and Hospital Creek. That history includes a Native American village and British and Spanish plantations until its development as a neighborhood in the early 20th century. The name of the development, Nelmar Terrace, originated from the combination of the names of the developer’s two daughters: Nellie and Margret.
The neighborhood includes fine examples of Georgian and Dutch Colonial Revival, Tudor, Moorish Revival, Craftsman/Bungalow and Spanish and Mediterranean Revival architectures.
The Nelmar Terrance Neighborhood Park, location of the new marker at the intersection of Nelmar and Magnolia Avenues, was itself funded by a neighborhood grant awarded to the neighborhood association in 2006.